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Shades Brewing

We are a local Utah craft beer producer out of Salt Lake City, specializing in classic beer styles with our own twist.  Shades Brewing is all about the different “colors” in beers. These colors can be expressed not only visually, but also in dynamic taste profiles, and unique aromatics. We produce exceptional, handcrafted beers that keep you coming back for more.  Shades beer is all about the recipes; the pales, ales, IPAs and so much more.

We’ve made subtle twists to classic styles creating easy drinking sessions and high point beers that keep you coming back for more. We also have a line of barrel aged and sour beers. We have a cozy tap room and patio and hold a variety of events. We don’t have food, but you are welcome to bring in your own food or have some delivered.

We are masters of where light meets dark and all the shades in between.  Some of it is science, some of it is personality, some of it is luck, however, most of the time it is magic.  We think you will agree.

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Can be found here:

  • Harmons
  • 7-11
  • Whole Foods
  • Fresh Markets
  • DABC Liquor Stores
  • Green Pig
  • Beer Bar
  • Legends Sports Pub
  • The Bayou
  • Gracies
  • Whiskey Street
  • Bourbon House
  • London Belle
  • Handle Bar
  • Ice Haus
  • Aves
  • No Name Saloon
  • Proper
  • Christophers Steak House
  • Cafe Niche
  • Top Golf
  • Ski Resorts


My favorite brewery! The beer isn’t the same old Utah water swill. Even when I come in to pickup to go I’m treated like family. Nothing puts a smile on my face more than my favorite beer, and being greeted like a brother by Wolf. He makes the brewery 100% better. Best emoloyees on the planet.

John Schmeltzer,

Google Review

Stopped for a beer on the way to the airport, had, a hazy NE style IPA which was good. Sat at the bar and struck up a conversation on UT blue laws…didn’t realize I was talking the owner. He was way cool and a wealth of information. Should I be back in SLC I would stop again.

Rich Hake,

Google Review

Saturday night party of twenty. Perfect venue for entertainment. Darts, games and tables for card play. Beer A+ This was my first time here for my dear friend Luke’s bday. Everything was perfect!

Brittany Jursik,

Google Review

Vernal Brewing Company

Nestled in downtown Vernal, Utah within the heart of Uintah County, Vernal Brewing Company is a unique craft beer brewery and gastropub. In addition to brewing and canning quality craft beers to be sold in-house and distributed across Uintah County and the Salt Lake Valley, we host a family-friendly restaurant/gastropub with patio seating and dining options ranging from comfort food and appetizers to local favorites.

A fun fact about our beer: all of our spent grain – the barley left over after brewing is used to feed local livestock. One of those family farms spends their time raising bucking bulls for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). Additionally, all of our can labels have maps in the background. If you look closely, you might recognize geographical points.

Our outdoor seating area is surrounded by our own organic garden where we grow the vegetables for our kitchen and some hops for the brewery. Vernal Brewing Company is a great place for families, friends, craft beer lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. We’re proud to be a part of Utah’s Own and invite you to celebrate with us should you be a local resident or a traveler to the area on business or for leisurely pleasure.

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I live in Oregon and came back to the basin to visit family and we came to Vernal brewing for dinner. The beer was fantastic and so was the food!

Aimee Tinkle,

Facebook Review

Always love going here! Excellent brews, excellent food. The atmosphere is great as well. .

Stephanie Kay,

Facebook Review

Great food, friendly service and EXCELLENT BEER! A favorite date night destination.

Geoff Liesik,

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